Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Develop CERT

Development Steps to Forming an Official Citizen Corps Council in New York State

  1. Coordinate with your Regional Coordinator for Special Volunteer Programs in New York State
  2. Identify steering members for your local Citizen Corps Council
  3. Identify general goals and mission of your local Citizen Corps Council
  4. Chose point person or elect Chair of your local Citizen Corps Council
  5. Get support of your local Citizen Corps Council goals and mission from one elected local official in your community (no specified level)
  6. Citizen Corps Council member agencies submit a letter of support on agency letterhead addressed to your local Citizen Corps Council Chair
  7. Citizen Corps Council Chair send letter stating Council goals and mission to the NY State Citizen Corps Point-of-Contact. Include roster of members, a copy of letter of support from local elected official, and a copy of the letters of support from each steering committee agency representative.

This package should be sent to:

New York State Office Of Emergency Management
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 22, Suite 101
Albany, NY 12226-2251
ATTN: Nora Porter, NYS Citizen Corps POC

OR

Sign up on the Federal Citizen Corps website at www.citizencorps.gov

Visit Federal Citizen Corps website at www.citizencorps.gov to assure that you have been officially recognized and are listed as a New York State Citizen Corps Council, as well as to read updated news on the Citizen Corps program.